Mail Carrier to the Rescue!

by Sharon Stone

  While delivering mail on her daily route, a rural mail carrier saw a very thin, young puppy all alone way out on a rural road.  She simply could not leave him there in that condition, and without any signs of help nearby,  so she called In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary and asked […]


End Horse Slaughter Cruelty

by Bob Price

  Every year, over 150,000 American horses, both wild and domestic, are crossing the United States borders on both north and south sides to meet horrific deaths for their flesh. Please join with us to put pressure on the government to pass the SAFE Act. The SAFE Act will prohibit the slaughter of horses for […]


Terrified Turkeys Shoved from Airplane at 500 Feet

by Doll Stanley

  The 71st Yellville, Arkansas “Turkey Trot Festival” took place last month amid an air of controversy over pilot/pharmacist Dana Woods’ one-way cargo. For years, Woods has loaded turkeys onto his plane, flown over the site of the Turkey Trot Festival, at which time terrified domesticated birds are shoved from the plane to land in […]


Ask IHOP for Cruelty-Free Menu Options!

by Nadia Schilling

  To date, 32,935 of you have signed our alerts asking International House of Pancakes (IHOP)  to add plant based menu items. If you haven’t yet signed our alert to IHOP, please do so here to help us make this change happen! As a popular chain with over 1,550 restaurants, IHOP has the power to […]


37 Baby Elephants Now Headed for Zoos in China

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Earlier this year in Zimbabwe, thirty-seven baby elephants were captured, stolen from their families,and brought to a holding facility in Hwange National Park. They have been sold to  zoos and safari parks in China, and are currently awaiting shipment. Two baby elephants have already died of starvation and neglect. Despite worldwide efforts to stop […]


Victim of Poaching Finds Sanctuary

by Karin Cereghino

  In May 2004, authorities in the country of Angola confiscated two-year-old Massamba from a poacher, and then employees of the United Nations assisted in his transport to In Defense of Animals – Africa’s sanctuary, Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, in Cameroon. Today, at Sanaga-Yong, Massamba is a beautiful young adult who lives within a social group […]


Pledge to Have a Cruelty-Free Thanksgiving

by Nadia Schilling

  Modern turkey farms, including many whose products are sold under “free range” labels, crowd up to 75,000 individuals into a single shed, leaving them barely enough space to move or spread their wings. These sensitive and intelligent birds struggle to move past one another to reach food and water, and are forced to live […]


Chained Dog Left to Die

by Doll Stanley

  On July 1, 2016, In Defense of Animals – Justice for Animals Campaign received a report that a Grenada County, Mississippi dog had been starved to death.  The caller, a close friend of our campaign’s director, Doll Stanley, said the neighbor across the street had moved and the neighbor beside the vacant residence discovered […]